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Dennison Depot Railroad Museum

400 Center St, Dennison, OH 44621-1402
+1 740-922-6776
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Exceeded Our Expectations

We really enjoyed this little-known (to us) train museum. It was a stop for soldiers during WWII... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
poodletravelers
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Detroit
Hidden Gem: Railroad and WWII History

Worth the stop and the admission. A piece of American history most don’t know exists. Most of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Claire D
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small museum that highlights the movement of soldiers to their postings during the WWII years
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible7%
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“polar express” (10 reviews)
“during wwii” (6 reviews)
“train car” (4 reviews)
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400 Center St, Dennison, OH 44621-1402
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+1 740-922-6776
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed this little-known (to us) train museum. It was a stop for soldiers during WWII, where they could spend the night, get a free lunch, and take a break before going on. The exhibits from that era were really interesting. There was a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the stop and the admission. A piece of American history most don’t know exists. Most of the exhibits are actually in restored train cars but don’t miss the side exhibits with the model train and depot and the baseball history room. You could take...More

Thank Claire D
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

Visit the restored 1873 depot and related train cars where the wartime canteen was located. Fun Fact: Dennison is midpoint between Pittsburgh and Columbus -- 100 miles from each. Which was important back before diesel, since steam trains' tenders needed to stop about every 100...More

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Reviewed 2 December 2017

Both sets of Grandparents went with Mommy, Daddy, and 3 1/2 year old granddaughter in a first class car today and thought it was a wonderful, magical trip. The accommodations were very comfortable and clean, the volunteers were very friendly, fun, and engaging; and they...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Really great time. Seats are really close and personal which can be awkward if you don't have a group of 4. Great for small children. Mrs. Claus, Santa and the elves autographed Polar Express book. Rode train by Santa's Workshop and village. Train stops and...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Lots o train cars with lots of exhibits. The kids really enjoyed it. Would like to go back for the Polar Express.

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Reviewed 26 July 2017

My friend and I spent the night in a B & B in Gnadenhutten and were looking for things to do in the area. We went to the museum in Gnadenhutten and then on to the Dennison Depot. We had a hard time at first...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2017

This sounded like an interesting stop on our way to the Ohio Star Theater in Sugarcreek. It could be a stand alone destination point. The history of the train depot was interesting but the story of the canteen was fascinating. The film was well done...More

Thank Rosie0302
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Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Vice nice museum which presents history of the train industry in Dennison. I loved how the exhibits were mostly in restored train cars. The whole street the depot on is a designated historic district, with lots of parking. The model of how Dennison and the...More

Thank Sheryl B
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

We visited the Dennison Depot several times over the past few years and really enjoy it each time. The Diseases of War special exhibit didn't seem quite up to the standard of what they've had in that rail car in the past. For one thing,...More

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suzannebarden
24 December 2017|
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Response from Tigercar5 | Reviewed this property |
I couldn't answer that question as we were there in the summer~not for the Polar Bear Express.
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Joann M
12 October 2016|
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Response from Grover74 | Reviewed this property |
Joanne, The Museum is at 400 Center St. 740-922-6776 - open Tues-Fri 10-5 , Sat 11-4 and Sun 11-3 Admission - $8 adults, $6 students, $7 kids 7-17 and under 7 free - they have steam engines, freight and passenger cars and... More
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